Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, sit with teammates Jaylen Brown, center, and Marcus Smart during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Boston, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All three starters are sidelined with injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 24, 2018 - 1:40 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee. Irving has been out since March 11, missing the last four games. There is no timetable for his return from the "minimally invasive" procedure. Celtics coach...
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Kansas' Silvio De Sousa pulls down a rebound during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Clemson in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 24, 2018 - 1:38 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the third year in a row, Kansas made it through the Sweet 16 — although not before Clemson tried its hardest to add another wild chapter to an already unbelievable tournament. The top-seeded Jayhawks brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity of this March,...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball on Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
March 24, 2018 - 1:36 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Down 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, Boston's Marcus Morris and Al Horford assessed the situation against the Trail Blazers. "We had a little conversation at the start of the fourth and said to each other, 'If we come out strong and get this (lead) down we've got a...
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Duke's Marvin Bagley III, right, looks to pass around Syracuse's Frank Howard (23), Paschal Chukwu (13) and Marek Dolezaj (21) during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 24, 2018 - 1:32 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — All that talk about busted brackets and the maddest March ever — not happening in the Midwest. What started as a chess match turned into a free-throw-shooting contest. When it was over, Duke won. Grayson Allen and Gary Trent Jr., made four clutch free throws down the stretch to...
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Purdue's P.J. Thompson, middle, loses the ball as he drives against Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver, right, during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, earlly Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 24, 2018 - 1:31 am
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Beard did it to Purdue again. The Texas Tech coach knocked the Boilermakers out of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, this time leading the third-seeded Red Raiders to a 78-65 victory to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in the basketball program'...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) skates over to celebrate a goal with David Pastrnak, bottom, as Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) skates away from the celebration late in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday March 23, 2018. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, rear, lies on the ice. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
DALLAS (AP) — Once the Boston Bruins broke through in the third period, they couldn't be stopped. David Pastrnak snapped a tie with 12 seconds left and the Bruins scored three straight goals in the third to rally past the fading Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night. "We said between periods we just...
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San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
March 24, 2018 - 12:54 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz. Aldridge had a career-high 45 points, helping San Antonio overcome Mitchell's 35-point performance in the Spurs' 124-120 overtime victory over Utah on Friday night. "(Aldridge) was...
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Louisville's Myisha Hines-Allen (2) drives on Stanford's Kaylee Johnson during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal Friday, March 23, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
March 24, 2018 - 12:51 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Louisville quelled concerns about handling Stanford's tough defense with a fast tempo and athleticism that consistently converted opportunities. The top-seeded Cardinals also imposed their will defensively on Stanford, resulting in yet another decisive victory to move within a...
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March 24, 2018 - 12:48 am
NCAA TOURNAMENT Elite Eight set after wins by Villanova, Duke, Kansas and Texas Tech UNDATED (AP) — The East and Midwest Region finals are set in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Top seed Villanova will take on Texas Tech in the East final at Boston, while Kansas will face Duke in a 1-2...
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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes the ball behind Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) under the net during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 12:48 am
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his 10th triple-double with Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 points and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 116-112 on Friday night for their 12th straight victory over the Nets. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Fred VanVleet had 16...
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